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Boat Plans, Patterns and Supplies for the Amateur Boat Builder


October 17th - 19th, 2014

Make plans now to attend the first annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival in beautiful Port Aransas, Texas on October 17th - 19th, 2014. The Traditional Small Craft Association in conjunction with the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association representing Farley Boat Works are combining their efforts to hold this event - concurrent with the annual Port Aransas Old Town Festival - to celebrate 80 years of plywood boat building.

If you have even thought about building a boat, you owe it to your self to attend. There will be hundreds of both amateur and professionally built boats. You will be able to take a cruise to the historical Lydia Ann Lighthouse, row a boat in the harbor, hear lectures and presentations about wooden boat building, see a 40 foot Scow Schooner under construction, or even build a boat yourself.

Bring the family too as there will be booth for the kids to build model boats. There will be a nautical flea market, and did I mention a cruise to the historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse.  Plus there are tons of other activities in and around Port Aransas, including a Parade.

Just come to the Port Aransas marina (see directions) - there is plenty of parking and shuttles will be available to get you to exhibits at other locations

The Port Aransas Marina